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"My travel experience on the isle of man ferry. "
Had a great trip on the ferry. Lovely staff. Ferry was comfortable. From my check-in to my travel had no complaints. Would definitely you back again. And would recommend it.Read More Read Less
Really great company. Well organised, very helpful, smiley staff.Read More Read Less
"Excellent disability assistance"
I suffer from extreme shortness of breath and once I mentioned this to the staff at IOM Steam Packet they immediately offered me the use of the courtesy bus from and to the terminal and ship. at Douglas and Belfast. I was greeted by a member of staff and escorted to the lift and then right to my reserved seat in the First Class lounge. I arranged and paid for this myself. On arrival at port another member of staff from the first class lounge took me to the lift again where i was escorted right to the bus on the car deck. From start to finish it was a seamless experience performed by very empathetic, professional staff. Top marks IOM Steam Packet - from your office staff to the very charming hosts in the Premier lounge. Excellent service which put my fears to est and allowed me to enjoy my first trip to the IOM.Read More Read Less
The Belfast Douglas ferry route connects Northern Ireland with Isle of Man. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Steam Packet. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 45 minutes.
Belfast Douglas sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Belfast Harbour is a main hub in the importation and exportation of goods and for passenger ferry services. Operated by Stena Line, Belfast ferry port provides regular passenger ferry crossings to Cairnryan in Scotland and Liverpool Birkenhead in England. Run by Steam Packet, there are also seasonal services to Douglas on the Isle of Man, across the Irish Sea.
The city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland, is the capital city located in County Antrim, although parts of the city spread over to County Down. The city has a long tradition in the production of Irish linen, tobacco, rope and shipbuilding. In fact, the city's main shipbuilder, Harland and Wolf, is known for building the RMS Titanic in the early 20th Century. Today, Belfast is an important centre for commerce, the arts, higher education, law, business and of course, tourism.
Douglas is the Isle of Man's largest town and lies on the east coast of the island, on the edge of a two mile sweeping bay and beach. The offers visitors many things to do and see and its promenade is always a hive of activity. Popular things to do in the town include the guided Story of Mann trail which takes visitors around some of the most famous sites, beginning at the Manx Museum. For petrol heads, the TT Grandstand is always popular and is where spectators can get the best view of the start and finish line of the world famous Isle of Mann TT Race. A trip to the Great Union Camera Obscura on Douglas Head is also worth a visit.
Ferry services from Douglas, operated by The Steam Packet Company, depart to Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast. Both conventional and fast ferries are available, although the fast ferries only operate between March and November. Facilities on board the boats include shops, cafes and bars.